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N.C. man sentenced in Jamaica-based lottery scheme

Apr 26, 2017, 9:54 am

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A 25-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina, was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison for his role in a Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme.

Jahnoy Davis, 25, pled guilty in federal court in Charlotte in January to one count of money laundering conspiracy.

On April 3, former Charlotte-area mail carrier Antonio Terrell Brown pled guilty to mail theft charges in the scheme. He awaits sentencing.

Court records show Davis recruited people to receive the packages and conspired with Brown to divert packages from his mail route.

Davis also recruited people to send the cash to Jamaica in their names, prosecutors said. Davis lied to those people about the source of the cash and the purpose of the transfers, according to court records.

Davis defrauded at least 12 victims of a total of between $250,000 and $500,000, records show. The victims were usually elderly people from across the U.S. who were told they’d won millions in the Jamaican lottery but that they needed to pay various to claim the prizes.

Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney also ordered sentenced Davis to pay $216,619 in restitution to 12 victims.

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Charlotte Observer, Lottery Post Staff

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Does Brown lose his pension ?

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    This is good news. 

     I feel for the Senior citizens who were scammed.

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      Simpsonville
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      Last sentence was my favorite BUT suppose he doesn't have the money?

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        Another greedy person. Poke

        Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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          Simpsonville
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          The best part may be him being called a convicted felon, Karma will bite you everytime.

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            Too sophisticated of a crime. When he gets out of prison, he'll probably re-offend.